‘Air-shield’ improves effectiveness of doctors’ protective masks

The Design-Tech Lab at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have developed an innovative device for medical staff’s masks. Air-Shield continuously blows air on their faces, improving protection against infection while eliminating fogging and overheating. Professor Ezri Tarazi, chair of the Industrial Design Program and head…

Doctors are warning your duvet could be making you ill

Doctors are warning about ‘feather duvet lung’ after a man developed a sudden and severe reaction to his bedding. Martin Taylor was left breathless, tired and unable to work within just a few months. He had been previously healthy and initially doctors had no idea what was causing his symptoms….

Study: Doctors give electronic health records an ‘F’

The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike—but these technologies get an “F” rating for usability from health care professionals, and may be contributing to high rates of professional burnout, according to a new Yale-led study….